VSP: Driver struck by gunfire on I-64 runs off road, hits jersey wall and later dies, passenger also shot is seriously injured; police searching for suspect


NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Virginia State Police (VSP) are searching for the driver involved in a shooting incident on I-64 that left one man dead and another with serious injuries in Norfolk Saturday morning.

The incident took place around 2:41 a.m. Saturday in the vicinity of the westbound lanes of Interstate 264 to the westbound Interstate 64 interchange.

Police say the victims were traveling in a 2013 white Nissan Altima when their vehicle was fired upon multiple times.

The man driving was struck by the gunfire and ran off the road striking the jersey wall. A man in the back seat was also struck by gunfire. Police say the two other passengers were uninjured. 

Police say the driver was taken to Leigh Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The back seat passenger suffered life-threatening wounds and was transported to Norfolk General Hospital.

State Police have not released further details surrounding the incident, however, the investigation is ongoing.

The Virginia State Police are reaching out to the community for any witnesses driving in the vicinity of Interstate 264/Interstate 64 at the Interchange, prior to, or after the incident, who may have possible information.

Anyone with information about this shooting and/or witness suspicious behavior is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at 757-424-6800 or via email.

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